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  1. Re: Help me pick two casual everyday scents with good longevity and around $40 each!

    I agree with these. I also really like Versace Eros, I think that one is a pretty versatile year round frag that smells nice and lasts a long time.

    But this is the first thing that popped into my...
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    Re: Mancera - Manufacturing Fault

    Had the same problems with both Cedrat Boise and Red Tobacco.I found with the Red Tobacco, it was actually easier to tighten the cap too much it would actually break free from the thread and would...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I agree with this 1000%


    Nothing about Layton smells harsh to me. It smells deep, rich, and perfectly natural. Absolutely ZERO "harsh chemical" smells. Ditto for Herod. Ditto for Oajan. Ditto for...
  4. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Boston, MA :coolold:
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I love this house too man, so its not all hate. Layton and Herod are two of my favorite frags, period. Oajan is beautiful, Nisean is very nice, and Kalan is interesting. I don't find ANY of those...
  6. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    There ya go Danny :)

    I like wearing the King for Patriots games. For obvious reasons :tongue:
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    Tomorrow night!
  7. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Why are you wearing Michael Kors then??
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    DHP is so fantastic. It ticks all the boxes. Its a beautiful, well blended, deep and rich fragrance that lasts forever, projects well, and doesn't cause me to become anosmic to it. (The best part - I...
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    Sounds to me like you're due! nobody can go 0-for-the season. You have nowhere to go but up!
  10. Re: Does your partner understand your addiction?

    No, shes CONSTANTLY harping, you're gonna get caught and go to jail, or, your gonna die, why do you keep doing that stuff, etc etc... oh wait. What addiction are we talking about??
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    Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    Don't listen to the people that say "PdM sucks" - theyre wrong, or have some ax to grind with the company, or its marketing, or its "derivative" fragrances :rolleyesold: The bottom line is that PdM...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    This stuff has been out since 2016!!??!?!?! STILL isnt in the database
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  13. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Just go my decant of this and was very excited to give it a wear, as I'm a pretty big fan of PdM. (Layton is in my top 5, I love Herod, also own Oajan)

    Have not given it a full wearing, just tried...
  14. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays of Eau des Baux tonight
  15. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    1. Versace Eros
    2. Kilian Back to Black
    3. Parfums de Marly Latyon
    4. L'Occitane Eau des Baux
    5. Parfums de Marly Herod

    Eros is her #1 by a fair margin, that one NEVER fails to elicit a very...
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    Re: Woody incense vanilla

    I definitely get incense from Eau des Baux. In fact, when I read the thread title "woody incense vanilla", before even opening the thread, I thought "Eau des Baux"
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    Re: Best, beast mode cheapies?

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    Re: share your method of application

    2 sprays to back of head/neck (one left/center, one right/center)
    2-4 sprays to torso under shirt
    1 -2 sprays to each wrist/forearm/back of hand

    this is adjusted based on sprayer (Tauer's cheap...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    I'd agree with some of the other posters in here and say, 1 million smells more like bubblegum than the frags you listed. Can be had for pretty cheap and I'm guessing would work great targeting the...
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Creed
    Dior
    Parfums de Marly
  22. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Dude man bro. Theres no justifying overspraying in the overspraying thread. Own your overspraying or get out! :wink:
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    Re: Your favorite all-natural fragrance

    I have no idea what this has to do with this thread topic, but... yeah. CDNI blows

    nothing else to add, just hoping to learn some more about "natural" frags
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    Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    *double post
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    Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    That is an expensive addiction :shocked:

    Also quite an amazing present - someone bought if for you??? That stuff is easily one of the most expensive new releases I've seen. Jeeze. Ombre Nomad...
  26. Sticky: Re: For Beginners: Men + Women: Your Complete and Versatile EIGHT Bottle Wardrobe for $200 Or Less

    Can I reiterate how much I love this stuff?? I've already used half of the bottle that I bought 6 months ago. Buy this juice!
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    Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    "Vintage" Royal Oud (pre-release version) 10K01

    and also, a "vintage" bottle of Fahrenheit
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    This stuff is not in the BN database but I love it. Beautiful violet over a very well done sandalwood with some accompanying cardamom, vanilla, a little bit of apple and some spices. Probably the...
  29. Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV or Amouage Reflection Man

    I think my opinion mirrors that of the BN cognoscenti;

    Jubilation XXV is the better fragrance, period. More regal, more beautiful, more interesting.

    Reflection is the more versatile fragrance....
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    Re: Aventus the next Cool Water?

    Cool Water is a $50 cologne
    Aventus is a $300 cologne

    that ALONE will keep it from saturating the market. Also, for all its popularity, I also have never even once smelled Aventus on another...
  31. Re: Creed Royal Oud: Are the 4oz bottles any different?

    Glad to hear it worked out. This one is my all-time favorite, hope you enjoy it! :)
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    Re: What Creed to buy next- serious topic

    +(6?) for Spice and Wood
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    Hahaha

    I'd grab my 10K01 Royal Oud and/or my 14L01 Aventus. Probably the "rarest" frags I own.

    That being said, frags would be 3rd on my list of things to grab in fire. First is the cats,...
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    Re: The hype is real!!!

    EDT or Le Parfum? Totally different fragrances, I'm told the Parfum version is better although I have not tried either as YSL is my least favorite house.

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    Requisite...
  35. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    Jeeze man, your name is Robin Oud, you're looking for a winter frag in the $150 range, you OWN ROYAL OUD already... seems like a no brainer to me!!

    I just put it on and I'm wearing jeans and an...
  36. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    I would just wear your Royal Oud. I don't find it too "classy" to wear dressed down, I've worn it with a tee shirt, I've worn it skiing...

    In fact, thats one of the things I love about it, is its...
  37. Re: Creed Royal Oud: Are the 4oz bottles any different?

    That should not be a 120ml bottle. Its a 2018 batch and they went to 100ml bottles in late 2016 if I'm not mistaken. (and I'm not because I have a 120ml 16L01 and a 100ml 17W01)

    2017 and newer...
  38. Re: Houses you want to like but donít - whatís on your list?

    I would say YSL as well. Even Rive Gauche, I struggle to like only because its so popular here and people are constantly putting it in there "best ever" or "one scent to live with lists". I wear it...
  39. Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    This makes sense to me, why people hate on Layton, because I personally think this scent is amazing. I said this before, but if you were to ask me which scent made me feel most kingly, regal, or...
  40. Re: hi guys . Is this Aventus real or fake ?

    Batch code seems weird to me maybe one of the more experienced Aventians can speak to that
  41. Thread: Only one

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    Re: Only one

    Ha! I see what you did there
  42. Thread: Only one

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    Re: Only one

    Royal Oud. Versatile, timeless, beautiful.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Does this count as vintage? 2012 Rue Jacques Dulud Herod?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Hehehe I guess so.. if you were to ask what my most complimented frag is overall, its Fahrenheit Parfum by a long shot. Seem to get good reactions almost every time I wear it
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    I'm wondering the same thing - 40 bottles is a very respectable collection! Welcome to you :)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Reaching for Eau des Baux a lot here on these crisp fall days
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    "That must be you that smells so good" - girl at the deli counter at the supermarket.

    3 sprays of 14L01 Aventus ~2 hours earlier
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    Re: Winter Fragrance for Young Adult

    I would second L'Occitane's Eau des Baux. It is not sweet at all, its a spicy, deep, incense/cypress/vanilla scent that is truly magnificent and absolutely worth every penny. And the pennies you'll...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I have a pretty decent collection of mostly 5 star (for me) stuff that I love - 25 bottles. That doesnt include about 10 or 12 backup bottles of different frags. I keep them in a cabinet in my...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Love this list except for the Alien - one of the only fragrances I've ever actually showered to get off my skin. Just did not like that one at all...

    Curious, what did you buy on feeBay that was...
  51. Re: Fragrances you feel wear just perfectly, longevity, sillage, projection...

    2nd this opinion. Royal Oud is the best example of perfect longevity, projection, and sillage. Aventus is similar for me as well in that it lasts a good amount of time, has a nice sized scent bubble...
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    Re: No-Buy October (formerly No-Buy September)

    OK! No buy OCTOBER. I'm IN, for real this time!!!

    (Just bought a boat so probably a good idea to not buy any more fragrances for a month or two anyhow...)
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    1. Cedrat Boise, without a doubt
    2. Red Tobacco
    3. Aoud Vanille

    I have not tried the majority of Mancera's line, however it is at the top of my list of samples to get. Pretty impressed with the...
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco love?

    ^ fair enough.

    I don't know why, but I don't get a lot of Tobacco in Oud Malaki. Its more Oud, other wood, spices, and maybe ambergris (or whatever is substituting for it nowadays) to my nose....
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    Re: Most Worn - September 2019

    Whoops I just found the REAL "most worn" thread :undecided: Don't know how I missed. (Searched "most worn" and Sept 2019 didnt come up, but its RIGHT THERE ON PAGE ONE of this forum) I'm an idiot....
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    Most Worn - September 2019

    Did not see the thread yet, and I love revisiting what I wore most the previous month and seeing what others wore.. anyhow. Mine:


    1...
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco love?

    You don't see any similarities between OUD Malaki and Royal OUD?? :tongue: Really?? I mean, aside from the fact that both are Oud fragrances, they both have other supporting woody notes...
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    Re: Beta Male Scents

    Wow man thats pretty harsh lol.

    Not that I wear it very often, but I own Chrome and I'm pretty solidly in the alpha category. Additionally, I have plenty of taste and individuality. So go F...
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco love?

    I adore Oud Malaki, enough to buy a backup bottle (its discontinued) but I personally don't see the similarity between it and Red Tobacco. I think its a closer cousin to Royal Oud (which is my...
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco love?

    This fragrance seems to be very polarizing. There's no "like" in here. There's only love and hate

    I personally love it, I think the tobacco note is done so beautifully, and the supporting notes I...
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    Re: Dak Prescott cologne

    HA! Didn't look too great Sunday against the Saints...
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    Re: How to find local meetups?

    What?
  63. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    My go-to bedtime scent has been Chopard Oud Malaki. For some reason, I just love smelling that stuff while falling asleep
  64. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Can't wait to give that one a wear! I just got a sample set from Rogue with Derviche, Mousse Illuminee, Fougere L'Aube, Tabac Verte, and Le Canotier

    Really looking forward to Tabac Verte and...
  65. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Opening Day

    Wearing The One today to watch TB12 dismantle the Bills :tongue:
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

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    Could not walk away from an absolutely amazing price on a 1st year bottle of Fahrenheit parfum from a BNer :(
    and, once you have one, you might as well have a bunch!! so I bought a bottle of...
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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    yeah, but thats exactly my point. You don't have to pay anywhere near RETAIL to get a PdM frag, its so widely available via discounters. I paid less than half of that for 125ml of Herod. Thats damn...
  68. Re: Fellas.. Tuscan leather or Leather hombre?

    Why would you smell like cocaine if you had been doing it??? its not like weed
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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    Ok, great bang-for-your-buck house out of the niche houses. Certainly there are better bang for your buck frags and houses, but in the niche world, I think PdM is hard to beat.
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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    Agree 1000%

    If you were to ask me which fragrance makes me feel the most regal when I'm wearing, the scent that makes me feel like royalty - I would answer Layton. Herod is one of the best tobacco...
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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    Its probably not, but PdM is readily available for much less than retail from many discounters. I bought 4.2oz Layton BNIB for $169 and Herod for $149. I purchased "vintage" Herod (1st year 2012)...
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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    I love Layton and Herod, and Oajan is nice too.
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    Re: Help picking a casual versatile fragrance

    My pick from your list would be Montblanc Explorer. Not a big fan of Luna Rossa Carbon, in fact I can't stand that fragrance. Dylan Blue is nice, but Explorer is better.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Jealous! Just got a decant ordered and cannot wait to get my nose on it

    I wore Eau des Baux because it seemed appropriate for a chilly fall morning. Love this juice :)
  75. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    When I think peppery scent, the first fragrance that pops into mind is Viking, which I'm not a fan of. Have not heard anybody make that comparison though? You compared the pepper note to the one in...
  76. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    As usual, loved your review :)

    As a fan of the house, I can't wait to get my nose on it. Come on, one of the decant guys on here has to be getting this soon!!
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    Re: A creamy Woody for winter

    The answer is Creed Royal Oud

    Creamy cedar?? check
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One Alternative

    Have personally never had any performance issues with The One EDP

    Vera Wang smells similar but did not last long on my skin at all. Like, 2 hours and it was GONE. completely. I guess you could...
  79. Re: Channel allure homme sport eau extreme EDT or EDP?

    Ummmm.... so.... do you like the EDP or EDT better? Or do you think that there is no difference
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Talking about reformulations and poor longevity and all that yesterday, made me long for one of my favorites that I havent worn in awhile...

    Best part about Layton for me is that it doesn't cause...
  81. Re: What fragrance do YOU love but your significant other HATES?!

    My wife despises Bois du Portugal, but she also dislikes BR540, Silver Mountain Water, L'Air du Desert Marocain, and Lonestar Memories. That's fine for BR540, I wouldnt wear that stuff very often...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    Not a big fan but I'm guessing this is one that grows on you? Definitely a challenging fragrance
  83. Re: What fragrance do YOU love but your significant other HATES?!

    she can tell the difference between an EDP and an EDC on your skin???
  84. Re: Channel allure homme sport eau extreme EDT or EDP?

    Anybody else? Anybody? Bueller?
  85. Re: At the same price, which one of these two do you recommend?

    Herod

    For me, the choice is easy - I love Herod and can't stand the iris "lipstick-y" main note in DH. (Now, if you said Dior Homme Parfum... I might change my answer)
  86. Re: What fragrance do YOU love but your significant other HATES?!

    My wife despises Bois du Portugal which is too bad cause I love it. She said it smells like "old man" among other things... so I only wear that one when she's gone :(
  87. Re: A newbie smells Parfums De Marly for the first time

    Youre tastes pretty much mirror my own with regards to PdM; I love Layton and immediately bought a full bottle. Ditto for Herod. Not a big fan of Pegasus, I didn't like the almond-y note? Not a fan...
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    Re: Challenging fragrances

    Pretty much everything I've put my nose on from January Scent Project
  89. Re: Recommendations for Fragrances with Incense note

    Interlude Man (Amouage) is probably the best incense-centered fragrance
    Jubilation XXV (Amouage) likewise has a pretty strong incense note balanced with blackberry (one of my favorite frags)
    Eau...
  90. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Probably about 8-10 sprays of Channel Allure Homme Sport "eau extreme". Not that extreme for me, needs extra sprays :) Do love the smell though
  91. Re: Channel allure homme sport eau extreme EDT or EDP?

    Curious if anyone else can weigh in on this. Love this frag and am wondering what the difference is (if any) between the older "EDT Concentree" and the newer "EDP". Have not heard of any...
  92. Re: Tuscan Leather. Does it deserve the legendary status?

    Thats funny you say that, I have been seeking out vintage 2011/2012 juice specifically because the raspberry note is more pronounced! lol I love it and think it balances out the composition better...
  93. Re: At the same price, which one of these two do you recommend?

    Both.
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    Re: Opinions about l'occitane eau des baux?

    Agree with Brooks on this one. Love it enough to buy a backup bottle, wife loves it (always compliments it whenever I wear it, and she usually doesnt say much), coworkers love it... Really...
  95. Re: Tuscan Leather. Does it deserve the legendary status?

    It does for me, because it was the fragrance that started me down this road of fragrance addiction. Literally, the first expensive, non-designer fragrance I ever bought, and I had always been a...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    waiting on my fall bonus check to buy:
    Lonestar Memories (back up bottle :) )
    Au Coeur du Desert (wish I had bought this one instead of L'ADDM, turns out I like ACCD better)
  97. Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    Own and love Layton, and have never had any performance issues with it. Its more or less a beast on me. Pretty sure I have a newer batch too, I bought it BNIB last summer.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Enjoying some vintage (2011) Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford.

    Love this juice, as the more pronounced raspberry note make the overall composition much nicer IMO than the modern stuff
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    Re: Looking back....

    Same!
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    ^ whoops, my mistake. I meant to say Lonestar Memories :embarassed:

    Lonesome Rider IS discontinued (not on the Tauer site anymore anyhow) but I like LM better anyhow
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